General Aviation

News and issues concerning general aviation, specifically airplanes and helicopters powered by piston and alternative engines (i.e., non-turbine powered aircraft). Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

July 2, 2020, 11:56 PM

Stratos 716X Personal Jet Makes First Flight

The Stratos 716X single-engine, 4-6 seat personal jet made its first flight July 2 from the company’s plant in Redmond, Oregon .

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Jul 1, 2020 - 9:45 AM
UAE's Horizon International Flight Academy achieved the milestone with the 12 Bell 505 light singles it's received since January.
Jul 1, 2020 - 9:03 AM
FlightSafety's new mixed-reality training devices will expand pilot training opportunities and help lower training costs.
Jul 1, 2020 - 9:01 AM
For pilots stuck without the ability to stay current by flying, desktop simulation offers are potent alternative.
Chuck Aaron
Jun 29, 2020 - 3:10 PM
Chuck Aaron's helicopter upset and instrument training coming to Southern Utah University.
Jun 29, 2020 - 12:31 PM
New detect and avoid technology identifies other fast-moving objects in as little as 3.5 milliseconds.
Jun 26, 2020 - 8:19 AM
Tom Casey was never officially recognized for his record-breaking round-the-world seaplane flight in 1990.
Jun 24, 2020 - 3:11 PM
Bell is expanding its virtual training offerings during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jun 19, 2020 - 2:21 PM
The Helicopter Association International's "Covid Clean" program seeks to reassure rotorcraft customers.
Airbus H145
Jun 19, 2020 - 12:30 PM
Customer deliveries of the new Airbus Helicopters H145 D3 will begin later this summer.
Jun 18, 2020 - 2:06 PM
Sens Schatz, Hirono introduce legislation to mandate 135 for air tour, skydiving ops.